• Biking Across America

  • My Coast-to-Coast Adventure and the People I Met Along the Way
  • By: Paul Stutzman
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Biking Across America

By: Paul Stutzman
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
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Publisher's Summary

After Paul Stutzman finished hiking the Appalachian Trail, he found himself longing for another challenge, another adventure. Trading his hiking boots for a bicycle, Paul set off to discover more of America. Starting at Neah Bay, Washington, and ending at Key West, Florida, Paul traversed the 5,000 mile distance between the two farthest points in the contiguous United States. Along the way he encountered nearly every kind of terrain and weather the country had to offer - as well as hundreds of fascinating people whose stories listeners will love. Through cold and heat, loneliness and exhaustion, abundance and kindness, Paul pedaled on. His reward - and the listeners' - is a glimpse of a noble yet humble America that still exists and inspires.

Anyone who longs for adventure, who loves travel and stories of travel, and who loves this place called America will enjoy this book.

©2013 Paul Stutzman (P)2017 Tantor

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Not a travel book

Found this book under travel, it should be under religious books. This guy praises god in every paragraph. I don’t have a problem with that but I wouldn’t have got this book if I knew

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its not a biking story it's a Christ story

the whole thing is a Christ sorry. nothing against that but should be a different name

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boo

I wanted to hear about a cool adventure across the country on bicycle instead I got a Sunday morning Church summon.
it should really mention in the title of this book that it's a religious book

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Good Story

I enjoyed his first book about hiking the AP and thought I'd give this a try. Good, interesting story although he gets a tad heavy handed at times with his religious angle.

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it was okay

I wish it focused more on biking and less on Christianity. I liked hearing about the different places visited, I just wish there was more of a focus on that. A lot of the book is about his personal views on religion.

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Pretty awful

I knew this wasn't going to be very informative when the dude can't make it through the first day without finding a hotel room. It get's worse, he has a flat but can't find a bike shop to fix it. Then there's the stuff about God and Jesus and how young people don't realize hell is real. Might make a nice read for a Sunday school class, but not much of a bike packing book.

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Disappointed

Not what I was expecting. Boring stories that did not entertain. If you’re on a long drive I’d stay away from this as you’d fall asleep at the wheel.

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More Adventure please....

I was hooked with the story of the actual bike riding adventure. The people he met along the way have the story a lot of depth. I was a little disappointed with the parts that reference the Bible and Jesus Christ in length. I little reference is ok but I completely skipped Chapter 13 because I couldn't get past the first part of the chapters Bible study. I almost deleted the book because I was so disappointed. The next chapter gets back to the adventure.

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Well-written. Religious book though

The author is a talented writer, but I found that the emphasis on every element being God-related was a bit much. It distracted from the adventure for me. If someone was religious I am sure it would be perfect. For me, it was off-putting. It’s similar to other translated works where every paragraph ends with a salutation to divinity. Great if you share the faith, but over/the-top for those that do not.

That said - I don’t begrudge the authors sincerity. He feels it was his mission.

If you can get past that - then it’s a well-written, interesting story. The author is a little flawed, but that’s okay.

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Best journey author!

I love Paul's books! They get me out "in nature", and out of myself. His combination of personal narrative, detail of surroundings on the way, and the bonus of helping me along my own faith walk (ride?) is perfect and uplifting!

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  • Mark Thompson
  • 12-26-17

not for atheists.

Would you try another book written by Paul Stutzman or narrated by Mike Chamberlain?

no

Has Biking Across America put you off other books in this genre?

no

How could the performance have been better?

yes

Any additional comments?

narration sounds like flanders from the simpsons.,if you've got an imaginary friend in the sky PLEASE keep it to yourself.

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